How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

By: Ian Elliott
Thursday, April 15, 2021

When the family of the deceased gathers to pay their respects at a funeral service, it’s a way of showing respect. This activity serves as a source of consolation and solace for the mourners. A seasoned funeral home like us at Arbutus Funeral Service will be able to advise you on how to organize a meaningful service in tribute.

Simple Suggestions for Planning a Memorial Service

You could use these instructions as a resource:

  • In case of sudden death, you can plan a personal memorial service that’s more calming. Think about what you would have wanted to say to the departed person instead of following some set norms with impersonal gestures. Incorporate the personality or character traits of the deceased in the service. For e.g., consider whether they had a good sense of humor and add something with a light note in the service. As you will see, these additions can personalize the service.
     
  • Most family members will also have their opinions on decisions. They might also have ideas to help you put together a tailored delivery for a tribute. Anything that may be disrespectful to others should be excluded. It is important to check in with family members participating in the ceremony prior to the completion of the final memorial requirements.
     
  • If you'd like, you could include personal collections, such as items the deceased had in life. It helps to add a unique touch to the proceedings.

Experienced funeral directors are knowledgeable and can help with various ideas about how to plan a meaningful memorial service. Every person is different and a personalized service is more meaningful than a standard one.

For any information on our personalized funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one.

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